By: Miss Luckow
I’m kind of going on a Ruta Septeys binge. I discovered her a few weeks ago and read Salt to the Sea and I just finished her first novel, Out of the Easy. This historical fiction novel takes place in New Orleans in the 1950s.
Josie is a young woman who grew up with a prostitute mother who she couldn’t trust and who she couldn’t love. All she wanted was to escape her life to make something of herself. Right as she’s about to make a change for the better, she and her family get wrapped up in a murder that rips them even further apart.
Although this book wasn’t pure literary genius, I really enjoyed it. Septeys’ writing is easily accessible and sucks you right in. I became invested in every single character and cared for them all in different ways. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys historical fiction and good characters.